Editor's Note :

Editor's Note :

This week the blog will publish a multi-part online symposium on United States v. Texas, a challenge by Texas and twenty-five states to the Obama administration's deferred-action policy for immigration. Contributions to this special feature, as well as an “explainer” by this blog's Lyle Denniston, are available here.

Hardy v. Cross

Docket No. Op. Below Argument Opinion Vote Author Term
11-74 7th Cir. Not Argued Dec 12, 2011 9-0 Per Curiam OT 2011

Holding: The lower court’s ruling overturning a decision of an Illinois state court was inconsistent with the Antiterrorism and Effective Death Penalty Act of 1996 (AEDPA), 28 U.S.C. § 2254, which “imposes a highly deferential standard for evaluating state-court rulings and demands that state-court decisions be given the benefit of the doubt.”

Judgment: Summarily reversed in a per curiam opinion on December 12, 2011.

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Certiorari-stage documents

 
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